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Many Places in One: International Connections in MoMA’s Collection

For this Theme, MoMA’s curators, selected staff, and specialist invitees each picked a work in the collection that relates to art histories outside the United States and Western Europe and then discussed the particularities of the chosen piece and its relationship to other works housed within the Museum. Over time, this Theme will grow alongside the larger inventory it reflects. Several of the...

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Artist Books by Mladen Stilinović

In this Artist Practice focused on the late Mladen Stilinović (1947-2016), art historian Amy Bryzgel highlights four of his artist books. Part of the MoMA Library's collection, they previously...
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Seher Shah's "The Black Star," 2007

Last year in the exhibition Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection, we had the opportunity to show a selection of works from The Black Star (2007), a portfolio of twelve...
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Sugarcane, Fidel Castro, and Performance Art in Cuba: Tania Bruguera’s Untitled (Havana 2000)

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera uses performance as a means to interrogate relations of power and control, particularly in regards to the history of Cuba. Untitled (Havana 2000), a pivotal work in...
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Performing for the Camera in Central and Eastern Europe

Photography provided a guaranteed witness to the burgeoning genre of performance art in the 1960s, when restrictions in Socialist societies sometimes created a far different relationship between...